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Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans is a grassroots, community-based organization that relies on local volunteers to build homes, community and hope in the San Juan region, including Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel Counties.

There are many ways to become involved in Habitat’s work. Volunteers can help in one or more of the following areas. Click the link below that best describes your interest for more information and to access our online application.

Click here to read about all the benefits of volunteering.

To contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Weesa Hild, email weesa@buildinglives.org or call 970-252-9303 ext 7.

 

Learn More! Construction

Volunteers are the very foundation of Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans! Each year, hundreds of individuals work toward building our communities where everyone has safe, decent and affordable housing.

Join Habitat for a day of building on our construction site. No experience is necessary! By working alongside our construction supervisor, regular volunteers and partner families, you will have the opportunity to learn new skills and help build homes and hope.

To sign up for a volunteer project, click here. Click the video below to learn about being safe on the Habitat job site.

Please make sure you meet our age requirements and understand what a work day entails by reading our
FAQ for construction volunteers.
Volunteer Waiver for Minors Dec 2014
Volunteer Waiver for Adults Dec 2014
Volunteer Online Application

 

HFH_ICON_HEART_BlueCircle Events

Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans is known for producing the most amazing events in Western Colorado. Our events attract visitors from across the state and surrounding states. We have two signature events annually that take a small army of reliable event professionals to produce.

In addition to our signature events, we have smaller events throughout the year that we always need volunteers for. Events like this include:

Home Dedications
Volunteer Appreciation Parties
Holiday Parties
Build Days
ReStore Events

We are actively seeking volunteers for events who are reliable, customer service focused, friendly and love our mission. If you would like to get involved with our events, please complete the online form. For more information, contact Weesa Hild, Volunteer Coordinator at weesa@buildinglives.org or 970-252-9303 ext 7.  To see a complete listing of event dates currently scheduled, see the event calendar.

HFH_ICON_HOUSE_BlueCircle ReStore

Join our ReStore staff for a morning or afternoon of helping customers, assisting our drivers as they pick up donations, working with our metal salvage program, organizing the ReStore floor and yard or any number of other daily tasks. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to work and be part of Habitat’s mission. To get started, please read our list of Frequently Asked Questions here: Habitat ReStore Volunteering.

This is where the majority of our volunteers spend their time – helping out at the ReStore. There’s always something to do at the store, whether it’s customer service, organizing, merchandising, moving or helping out at the dock or in the yard. To sign up and for waiver forms specific to the Habitat ReStore, please click here.

HFH_ICON_KEY_BlueCircle Corporate

Team Build Days are a wonderful way for your business, organization or group to give back to the community.  They are also a great way to facilitate team building!  Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans offers a variety of group volunteer opportunities ranging from a commitment of just one day to a commitment of completing an entire house. Build days take place by appointment. Group sizes typically range from 3 to 30 individuals.

No prior construction experience is necessary. Habitat will provide all necessary safety equipment, tools, materials and supervision. Volunteers should plan to bring their own water bottles and lunches.  We also request a $25 donation from each volunteer to cover our material and tool costs if possible, although it is not required.

To schedule a group build day, please contact Weesa Hild, Volunteer Coordinator at weesa@buildinglives.org, or at 970-252-9303 ext 7.

HFH_ICON_HARDHAT_BlueCircle Youth

Create

If your high school or college does not already have a Habitat for Humanity Campus Club, apply to officially partner with Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans to build, fund raise, advocate and educate. Contact weesa@buildinglives.org today.

Fundraising

Join kids all over Western Colorado and help raise funds to sponsor a HFHSJ home through our Nickels for Nails campaign. Contact weesa@buildinglives.org today.

Build

If you are 16 or older, come and swing a hammer with us. Help to build or renovate a home with a hardworking family.

Collegiate Challenge

Collegiate Challenge is an Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program where student teams spend a week in Colorado volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans.  During this unique service program participants will:

  • Build homes for families while working on the construction site
  • Go green, for a cause, while volunteering at a Habitat Restore
  • Explore Colorado while forming long-lasting friendships
  • Attend Community Night and enjoy a home cooked dinner

Contact: Weesa Hild, weesa@buildinglives.org or 970-252-9303 ext 7.

 

HFH_ICON_BLOCKS_BlueCircle  More Ways to Get Involved

Committee volunteers support vital aspects of Habitat’s programs. These behind-the-scenes volunteers lay the groundwork for the success of the Habitat’s many initiatives. Most committees meet monthly at the Habitat office. Please complete the online form indicating your interest and we will put you in touch with the right committee chairperson.

As a Habitat for Humanity of the San Juans committee member, we require a year-long commitment that involves attending monthly meetings plus completing additional assignments between meetings.

Building on Faith Committee
Encourage support and involvement from the faith community

Family Selection Committee
Works with families through the application process, conducts home interviews, selects families for home ownership.

Youth Programs Support
We are looking for an energetic team of adults to serve as coordinators for Youth programs.

Speakers Bureau
Makes presentations about Habitat for Humanity to churches, businesses and community groups.

Hospitality Committee
Helps to prepare meals for volunteers and plan parties for staff and volunteers.

Global Village Program
Volunteer internationally to build decent, affordable shelter alongside members of the community. Learn about poverty housing, development challenges and Habitat’s ministry and mission to help eradicate them. The funds you raise help build decent shelter in the country you visit and support the Global Village program.

The Benefits of Volunteering on a Global Village Trip:

You will have an opportunity to contribute to Habitat’s work and create positive change in the world.
You will learn about poverty housing, development challenges and Habitat’s mission to eradicate them.
You will experience the community’s culture, language and social practices while working alongside homeowners and volunteers of all backgrounds, races and religions.
You will take part in a transformative, lifelong journey that may ignite your passion for making this world a better place.
What to Expect from a Global Village Trip:
While every Global Village trip is different; you can expect to gain once-in-a-lifetime experiences and memories. Itineraries are balanced with plenty of work, rest and free time. During your trip, you will do more than help build houses―you will become part of the local community and participate in cultural activities

Office Volunteers
Work behind the scenes to assist with the overall operation of the organization’s various departments.

 

Forms & Additional Information

FAQ for construction volunteers
Volunteer Waiver for Minors
Volunteer Waiver for Adults
Volunteer Online Application